Canon EF 50mm F1.8 STM User Reviews

Announced May 11, 2015 •
Prime lens | Canon EF | 0570C002

I have a ninexpensive Viltrox EF-FX1 adapter running at 2.29 FW, to use some old Canon lenses. Just received my new copy of this 50mm and that is what I found so far: - very good sharpness, very low vigneting (APS-C portion of the image should play a role here) - very slow focus, but way more accurate than on my Tamron 100-400 (my camera confirm focus with my Tamron on completely out-of-focus images).

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Not much more to add, really. I have used each incarnation of Canon 50/1.8. The optics are great on full frame and fairly good on 1.6 crop. The first version had a loud AF motor but mine worked well. The second version was made like a toy and mine had equally great optics, but the mechanical build was so sloppy that AF was not reliable due to play in the mechanism. I thought the STM version would solve AF, but it doesn't on my 6D. In good light it works accurately. In low light where I am ...

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MichaelEParks
 

Does not focus. I am sending to Canon for repair. We'll see.

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Yesterday, I was at a camera shop in Columbia, Missouri, and they had a full line of STM Canon prime lenses. I paid $125 full retail for this jewel of a prime lens that fits my Canon 20D and my daughter's 350D. It focuses fast as lightning, the image quality is razor sharp, the build quality is excellent, and it's cheap. What more could you want in a Canon Fast Fifty?

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I bought the 50 STM partially on a whim with my January Dr. Pepper money. Well... actually, I've sold all of my primes except the 100L and two converted antique prime lenses, the Zeiss Contax 21mm and Leica R 28mm, the latter two having been used seldom in recent years (this may change because I tested both on the 5DsR today while messing with this 50 vs. 50 comp) and I needed a lens somewhat fast but wasn't ready to spend $1-2k for it. Also wanted a light hiking lens. The other non-whimsical ...

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Joed700
 

I bought this lens along with the 35mm f/2 IS when I added Canon to my Nikon collections.  I've done some head to head comparisons between this lens against my Nikon 50mm f/1.8g, and I must say they are very similar in performance, maybe a hair better than the Nikon's in terms of sharpness.  It's build quality is much better than the previous version with much smoother bokeh.  I've also tried the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art, but for the price and weight, this lens is always on my Canon 6D.  ...

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I have used my 50mm f1.8 mkII since I began photography and I loved the results I got from it. The shallow DOF, large aperture for low light, everything. However, the main things that particularly bothered me was how inaccurate it focused and how cheaply it was built. I lived with it and didn't stop me getting the results I wanted. Once I seen the STM version come out, I was certainly intrigued. People sang praises of it but I wanted to see for myself, so I bought it. I was floored by the ...

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Canon shooter1958
 

Being a semi pro tog, I was a bit apprehensive over this lens at first but having read other reviews, I decided to put one through its paces. Now I know it'll never beat L quality but after using it continually over the past few days on my 1DS MkIII, I was pleasantly surprised as to how sharp it actually is - as good as but not better than my 24-105L as similar settings. At F/8 it is equally as sharp as the 24-105 and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone and a plus is the metal ...

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